Melbourne Music Teachers

Hannes Lackmann

Hannes Lackmann

Spray St, Merricks VIC, Australia

Drum Lessons | Percussion Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation

  • Qualifications: BMus (Jazz & Improvisation), MMus (Performance Teaching)
  • Pricing: $60/hr
  • Styles: Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock,
  • Suitability: Beginner-Advanced


As a professional musician, Hannes has worked for singer-songwriters, poets, orchestra’s big bands, small ensembles and jazz trio’s for the last 12 years.
Since completing a Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) in 2016, Hannes has established himself in the Melbourne jazz community as an adaptable session musician.
Late last year Hannes was invited to collaborate with Head of Jazz & Improvisation studies (University of Melbourne) Dr. Rob Vincs Ashley Cross in establishing the free-jazz group CLV. Throughout his Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) Hannes has been mentored by drumming legends Graham Morgan, Danny Fischer and David Jones.

During his studies, he travelled to Cuba to study with the great Roman Justo “Pellapito” Hernendez in an intensive study of Afro-cuban Percussion. Hannes has also studied with rhythmic-guru Greg Sheehan and Nik Bärtch, and has applied their concepts of polyrhythmic layering in his funk group RAMEN.

Notable recordings include but not limited to:

RAMEN: SELF TITLED EP 2018 independent release

CLV: Satellite 2017 Downstream

Aia Trio: Self Titled EP 2016

Mel Taylor & The Sunchasers: 2015 Self Titled EP

Stav: The Horizon Line

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Hannes is approachable, engaging and has endless passion (and patience) for teaching music through the drum set.

Lessons times are flexible, however most prefer either:

45m: $45 Hr: $60

on a weekly basis.

Lessons are held either in Merricks Beach at Hannes’ studio, or he can arrange to teach in the comfort of your home (this effects the hourly rate).

Group/duo lessons available on request.

Hannes has taught complete beginners, all the way to semi-professional musicians. All are welcome to get involved.

Teaching Info

As a Teacher, Hannes aims to empower students with the skills needed to obtain their musical ambitions. Hannes focusses on the student’s musical interests to develop creative freedom and ownership of their musical identity.

With a focus on aural perception, stick technique, improvisation, composition and fundamental rhythmic material, student’s are equipped with the flexibility to engage with many music styles and requirements. These skills can be applied to Jazz, Latin, Rock, Funk, Fusion, RNB etc.

Currently he is studying a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) at the University of Melbourne and is specialising in teaching improvisation.

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